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Chevrolet Tahoe Electrical Problems

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  • We bought this Tahoe a year ago from a dealership in Lancaster, WI. Up until a month ago, everything was great. Solid vehicle. Now though, all of the above described electrical gremlins have occurred. For my wife, this is very frustrating as our 2001 Suzuki XL-7 with 200k miles had less problems. We have an appointment with our Chevy dealer in LaGrange, KY this Friday to have the vehicle looked at again. It has 30k miles on it.
  • rackmountrackmount Posts: 1
    Joining this thread because having the exact same problem with a GM product, 08 Cadillac Escalade EXT. Repeated trips to the dealership with no solution as of yet.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003
    Hello rackmount,

    I am sorry to hear that you have had repeated issues with your Cadillac Escalade. If you would like for us to look further into this for you, please let us know. We can be contacted by email at socialmedia@gm.com [Attn Amber].

    Regards

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • Amber,
    What exactly does "look further into this for you" mean? If GM was actually concerned and wanted to look into this all they would have to do is read this forum of over 400 posts about pretty much the same issues and get a good idea of what's going on. This is only a small sample size on 1 website. There are many others as well.
    The truth is they know exactly what's going on and it is unfortunately going to take auto fatalities before someone really gets their attention on it. So in the meantime, owners will have to figure out most of these issues on their own with the help of each other or buy another product before their vehicle strands them or worse.
    It is really a disappointment to see such a lack of concern on these issues.
  • I agree unless there are some fatalities and lawsuits started then nothing is going to happen..even the dealer I went to said that they won't do anything because there aren't enough people with the problem.
  • Dealer has had the Tahoe for a week now with the technician using it as his daily driver with my blessing. Hasn't acted up yet. Will update again end of next week.
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003
    Hello scottymac22,

    As GM Customer Care Advisors, our primary aim is to help individual customers get their vehicle concerns resolved. We are present on this forum, as well as others, and take note of threads where many owners seem to be experiencing similar concerns. If you are experiencing a specific issue, we are more than happy to document your complaint within our system and address any of your concerns to the best of our ability.

    Regards

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • kmg10kmg10 Posts: 8
    edited July 2013
    I have a 2009 certified preowned Tahoe LTZ that I purchased in December 2012 with an extended warranty. I am having the problems of:

    - radio turns off and back on again (about 3 seconds)
    - abs light blinks during this time (about 3 seconds)
    - traction control light comes on sometimes (about 3 seconds)
    When those things happened I recorded the event on my iPhone ironically while going to the dealer to report this yet again. I showed the video to the service advisor. He said that they the tech still had to see the car do it! This was at Love Chevrolet in Columbia, SC.

    - at times when switching the car off, the doors will not unlock unless you switch the car on again or manually unlock the doors.

    - in late June 2013, one morning the battery was dead. Jumped the vehicle and took the battery to get it checked and it recharged fine after driving. No accessory was on at the time.

    -one time (July 7, 2013) while driving at 70 mph on the interstate. The lights started going off with bells and the radio reset as usual, but this time the speedometer went to 0 mph for about 3 seconds.

    - have taken the vehicle to dealer 3 times with problem. They have no clue.

    As of today, July 10, 2013, the vehicle has been at dealer for two days and counting. The dealers says that the technician has to see the problem. So, they are driving my car every day, while I pay the note and fill the tank with $85 of gas! What a good deal for them!!

    see the YouTube video for yourself:

    2009 Chevy Tahoe Dashboard Disco (the lights and bells go off wildly!)"
    The video is about 1 min. The disco is about at the end of the video.

    http://youtu.be/ZUyjdLnDyq4
  • gmcustsvcgmcustsvc Posts: 4,003
    edited July 2013
    Hi kmg10,

    I'm sorry that you are having this problem with your vehicle at this time. I viewed your video, and can understand where your frustration is coming from. If you need any additional assistance with this matter please let us know. We can also be reached by email at socialmedia@gm.com.

    Amber N.
    GM Customer Care
  • kmg10kmg10 Posts: 8
    Amber,
    I most certainly will update the post in this thread! Thanks.
  • kmg10kmg10 Posts: 8
    Love Chevrolet in Columbia, SC called me back today and said that they could not see the problem. They called GM and said that GM said to replace the battery cables through the warranty. However, the electrical problem damaged the battery and they said that the charge is $150 plus labor to replace he battery. However, the electrical problem causes accessories to run the battery even after the ignition is off. They didn't care about it. They said the battery would be my cost. Go figure that! Sounds like "buck passing" to me!!
  • rokforrokfor Posts: 4
    Yea, that's not going to fix your problem. I recently found this technical service bulletin. I'm going to give it a try and see if it works, so I'll let you know.

    http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/n9320h/2009-12-08_010524_yuk.pdf

    Rob
  • kmg10kmg10 Posts: 8
    Good stuff. Thank you.

    -Mark
  • bran164bran164 Posts: 13
    Kmg10, I had the same problem with my 2008 silverado. I replaced the master fuse, ECM, switch in the steering column. After all of those the problems still existed. Finally broke down and took it to the dealer and they replaced the battery cables in October 2012 and haven't had a problem since then. Not sure if your truck will have the same result but I thought I would let you know of at least one success story. Take care and best of luck.
  • kmg10kmg10 Posts: 8
    edited July 2013
    Bran164,
    Thanks for the heads up. They changed my battery cables today. We will see how it works. Thanks!

    -Mark
  • We got our Tahoe back yesterday with the battery cables and VICM (Vehicle Integrated Control Module) replaced. The technician was able to experience what we did while out driving and pulled three fault codes out of the computer; B1010, C0900 and B1325. What they found was the VICM shorting out internally. GM confirmed they have been experiencing issues with this and gave me a case # of 71-1201978849. Fingers crossed this fixes the issue.
  • sharemalsharemal Posts: 2
    Did you ever get this problem resolved? I'm having same issue.
  • ag75ag75 Posts: 8
    No, I never did. Ended up trading it in at a dealership. My mechanic spent many many hours and even took the time to talk to other mechanics that people on this forum were using to try to find a solution. After several thousand dollars and no help from GM we finally gave up. Our family was just not safe in the vehicle any longer.
  • sharemalsharemal Posts: 2
    I wonder how I can get in touch with Scuba_steveo on here. I'm actually having the same problem as him with the sporadic no start, everything is completely dead, and there is clicking in the door panels when this happens. We have to touch/jiggle cables on the baterry to get it going.
  • I have my 2002 suburban 1500 since new and luv it...very few issues until lately. I have the same issue with the accessories running the battery down with ignition off. It's been troubleshot to the stereo system and confirmed by pulling the fuse. Not sure how replaceing battery cables would help. Does anyone have some advice? Thanks
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